Learn the fragile skin care protocol for incontinence

Nurses follow a simple process for taking care of fragile skin of patients with incontinence. Using this same system at home after every incontinence episode and diaper change will help you protect fragile skin from incontinence.

 

How the skin care protocol works:

CLEANSE

  1. Use a pH-balanced, ultra-gentle cleanser, like Welmedix HomeCare PRO No-Rinse Cleansing Foam

  2. Apply cleanser to washcloth or directly on skin

  3. Gently wipe off cleanser from front to back until all is removed and skin is clean, then check to make sure skin is healthy and there is no evidence of a rash

PROTECT

  1. If the skin looks healthy, use a petrolatum-based ointment or barrier cream, like Welmedix HomeCare PRO Fragile Skin Protective Ointment

  2. After cleansing area and allowing it to dry, gently apply ointment liberally and evenly

  3. Apply after every diaper or garment change or when exposure to urine or stool may be prolonged, especially at bedtime

TREAT

  1. If the skin looks red and rashy, use a zinc oxide-based adult rash cream, like Welmedix HomeCare PRO Rapid Relief Rash Cream

  2. After cleansing area and allowing it to dry, gently spread cream evenly

  3. Apply after every diaper or garment change or when exposure to urine or stool may be prolonged, especially at bedtime

Download the guide

Do you wish you had a little more guidance and training on how to protect fragile skin from incontinence? Download our free practical guide here: Protecting Fragile Skin from Incontinence guide.